WWE's Paul Heyman has said as of right now, there is no way CM Punk is coming back to the company, in a recent interview.
Brock Lesnar's advocate recently appeared on the SI Media podcast and during the interview, he spoke about CM Punk and if there was any chance of him returning to the WWE.
Heyman has ruled out any possibility of Punk returning to the WWE anytime soon because he is so focused on his debut fight in the UFC.
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He said: “As of right now, ain’t no way he’s ever going back. I don’t know if I can make that same statement in the future. I know his mindset is there’s absolutely no way. As for his mindset where he is in his journey, I think every moment he takes a breath is one moment closer to his debut.
"I think the only thing that he sees in his mind right now, 24/7 he is envisioning the moment they lock that Octagon and the referee says ‘fight’.”
It sounds like Punk is solely focused on his debut fight and so he should be. It might be a very long time until he is back in the WWE because we simply can't see into the future and see how successful he is going to be in the UFC. He might not win a fight, he might win them all. We simply don't know.
I think the WWE would love to have Punk back, but they wouldn't welcome him back with open arms like they did with Stone Cold Steve Austin over ten years ago, or the likes of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.
It's a different type of relationship, one that still needs time to heal and repair, and not enough time has passed yet for a return to happen.